Introduction: The Kenyon Review hosts two competitions: Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers and The Kenyon Review Poetry Contest. The competition is named in honor of Patricia Grodd, who supported The Kenyon Review and its various programs, as well as her unwavering dedication to education and profound affection for the art of poetry. Each year, the Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize provides a remarkable platform for these gifted young poets to showcase their creativity, express their unique perspectives, and make their voices heard in the literary world.
Eligibility: High school sophomores and juniors
Judges: Richie Hofmann, a highly regarded poet known for his works. He has authored two remarkable books of poetry: “A Hundred Lovers” and “Second Empire.” His work has appeared recently in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Yale Review.
Submission deadline: November 1 through November 30.
Cost: Free to enter
Competition Website: Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers
In addition to Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize, we also have compiled a list of 15 Poetry Contests for High School Students.